TIBCO Spotfire provides executive dashboards, data analytics, data visualization and KPI push to mobile devices. It complements existing business intelligence and reporting tools, while midsize organizations can use dashboards and analytics tools. It keeps the total cost of ownership low by allowing users to build once and publish to thousands of users over internet or intranet, as a PDF or as MS PowerPoint reports. It can be deployed either in cloud or on-premise.

Spotfire allows users to define KPIs and send alerts to iPhone or Android phones. This enables teams to collaborate on mobile devices, while management can get timely information and manage by exception.

TIBCO Spotfire is an enterprise-ready, business intelligence and analytics solution with technical roots. It provides connectivity to databases including big-data tools and applications such as CRM, ERP, Excel and MS Access. It also provides native connectivity to R Project for advanced statistical analytics, automation services to automate sending PDF/MS PowerPoint reports and an API and software development kit.



34 Reviews of TIBCO Spotfire

Overall rating

4.37 / 5 stars

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December 2018

Maria from The Dow Chemical Company

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Data Visualization Dashboards

Well integration with other applications to import data into it.

Pros

Making data lively and analyzing it to add value to the business.

Cons

Have to go through a lot of training to know insights about it.

December 2018

Andrew from Bickford Senior Living

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Great reporting tool at a great price

Pros

Connects to all of your data points, and makes it fairly easy to generate reports. Lots of functionality included in the software to meet pretty much all your demands.

Cons

Not always able to fully customize the reports in the manor in which we would like. Sometimes we had issues with connecting separate databases on common fields.

November 2018

Chris from Exit 22 Music

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Excellent Viz Software (But Expensive!)

Excellent tool but expensive for first-time firm usage/rollout.

Pros

Excellent software that does a ton of visualizations for you.

Cons

Cost to purchase is at server-level, which is too expensive for firms introducing analytics.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Simple and intuitive

Pros

I like that "recommendation" feature. You simply choose the data items you want to focus on and the tool recommends options for display.

Cons

There is little not too like if you want a simple, intuitive tool to analyze and display large data sets.

November 2018

Rajat from Shell

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Data Visualization and Analytics Platform

Pros

Dashboards help to make data driven decisions for the business. Spotfire is really a very powerful tool to play with data and generate value out of it. Not very expensive and helps to save millions.

Cons

Needs training to utilize the power of spotfire. Takes a lot of time to get used to wide variety of graphs.

November 2018

Anna from Shell

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Visualization Dashboards and Reporting

Making dashboards for top management so that they can drive growth by making decisions by looking at the data.

Pros

Dashboards are used to make business decisions which are data driven and are very powerful , intuitive in nature. Data can extracted from any format almost.

Cons

You got to spend years to fully utilize the tool. It is such a powerful tool.

September 2018

Connor from Allstate

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

Powerful and Nimble

Spotfire is a solid viz tool for basic, to advanced analysis needs.

Pros

Spotfire is a powerful data visualization tool and surpassed my original expectations. They have plenty of self service capabilities as well.

Cons

If not using the templates, it can be tough to achieve the visualization you desire. Although, for simple and quick analysis, this fits my needs

September 2018

Jonathan from Asurion

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Tibco Spotfire Review

Very nice to use Business Intelligence tool, have user friendly interface and the basic functionality is easy to self-study. At a low cost and not so customized Dashboarding requirements Tibco Spotfire is very efficient.

Pros

* User friendly interface and ease of access.
* Good design and functionality for graphs.
* Low cost.
* Ability to embed Python, HTML, and JavaScript.
* Plenty of data source options.

Cons

* Hard to customize some visualization objects.
* Few default functionality for computations especially on cross tables
* Sometimes the text editor is auto changing the code layout once saved.

September 2018

Ailene from Asurion

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Great Analytics Tool for Visualization Reports

Pros

Easy to use and create visual reports, more exciting design and layout for analysis.

Cons

Need more manuals training for the advance features.

July 2018

anthony from Asurion

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

Spotfire is good dashboarding tool

It enable us to deliver useful and competitive dashboards.

Pros

can use javascript for integrating charts not existing on spotfire. best export tool to pdf and powerpoint. far away better than other tool.

Cons

bad text editor for javascript. iF the javascript errors, you need to restart the whole IDE. small community support.

July 2018

Brian from SSGM CM

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Very functional, but it is extremely expensive so our company as a whole is moving away from it

Great dashboards to provide insight into business operations for executive management

Pros

There are great ways to create information links that can be shared between applications. Great visual representations exist to help the layperson understand how data is being connected.

Cons

The user interface and setup isn't the most straightforward thing in the world. Even after using it for a couple of months there was still a lot going on that I didn't understand.

July 2018

Zuleida from UDO

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

It was an encouraging experience.

Pros

This software is very versatile because it allows the user to perform data analysis and make timely decisions based on the tools provided. One of them is the Monte Carlo simulation, a very useful method for calculating the cost of a project.

Cons

As for what I do not like about this software, I mainly point out its cost because I think it is very complete for the help in making business decisions.

June 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Best reporting tool

Pros

The ease of use, the way you can set up reporting to show exactly what you want to see, along with the UX.

Cons

The reports aren't the easiest to set up, although they do show incredible amounts of data in great visualizations.

April 2018

Thomas from Econometric Studios

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Spotfire is perhaps the best big data and data visualization software to work with R

I find that this software is the easiest to work with R, and the visualization/analytical capabilities make it generally worth the cost.

Pros

Spotfire has a nice user interface that is easy to figure out and set up automated tasks. Perhaps the biggest advantage of Spotfire over other data visualization tools is its connection with R and the ease in which one can connect R scripts with Spotfire visualizations. The beginning process of visualizing data and the suggested visualizations that Spotfire offers is nice, although it does require a few more clicks if you don't like the suggestions Spotfire suggests.

Cons

Spotfire is more expensive than other data visualization software, although I can see why. Spotfire has a host of additional graphical capabilities and analytical capabilities that I think justify the extra cost. It took me a little while to figure out how to set up the analytical models, but once set up, things run smoothly.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Spotfire is a strong provider of data visualization, allowing for easy creation of data stories

strong stat based data stories

Pros

Multiple data formats supported, strong analytical background heavy duty statistical chops, ability to produce strong data visualizations

Cons

Less than stellar customer support, price higher than most competitors (offset somewhat by evaluation capabilities)

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Easy to use viz tool, make your colleagues think you're some kind of wizard

Pros

Intuitive data viz software that allows you to build interactive dashboards which tend to dazzle non-technical colleagues. You can build products and share it with your team or leadership and let them explore the data in a controlled, safe environment.

Cons

Not the best software for true statistical analysis but that's probably a given. Also if you have messy datasets you may want to invest in a software to help you transform the data and prep it before integrating into Spotfire.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Spotfire is great tool for visualization and Dashboarding

Pros

1. Easy to use interface for building dashboards
2.Tight Integration and connector for popular databases

Cons

1.Tighter cloud integration
2.Need more Training material
3.New features and functionalities compare to Qlik or Tableau

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

I used TIBCO Spotfire to create flexible, professional-looking visualizations.

Pros

The software allows a multitude of visualization options and charting types. The built in integrations (with R for example) are incredibly powerful and save a lot of time.

Cons

The software has a learning curve with some of the more advanced features. Training manuals for older versions are not readily available online.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2017

More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

We were able to help the client visualize their complicated data in an easy to understand format using pie charts, heat map, etc. that they were able to update easily to run different potential scenarios.

Pros

It's a great visualization tool when itegrated with a more robust BI (Business Intelligence) tool. The filtering capibility of this tool are impressive! On a side panel, as you keep applying filters, on the other side, you can easily visualize the results. I remember taking all the training online which was easily available and we were also able to contact a representative for questions. They also help with professional installation.

Cons

I selected and implemented this tool at a cilent site. Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics. It can a bit pricey but it's meant for bigger organizations, hence not that big of a concern.

November 2017

Koay from Renesas Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2017

IT Senior Section Manager

Spotfire is an excellent solution for empowering business users to make confident, evidence-based decisions, however it's not a perfect solution for everyone.

Pros

Very user friendly and user can manage without IT assistance
Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization

Cons

Lacking embedded BI and production reporting. A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick report. Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.